I have always considered The Silence of the Lambs (1991) one of my favorite films ever since I've never seen characters like Dr. Hannibal Lecter who seems to me to be as evil as astute and smart. The cannibal never seems to show his real intentions to Clarice but digging a bit by bit in Clarice's past in exchange for his help makes the relationship between Clarise and Dr. Hannibal is interesting in a way that both wants something from the other but has a significant impact in the rhythm of the film.
I felt how Clarise wanted so badly to succeed in his goal of finding the so-called Jame Gump, to the point of sharing something about her past with Dr. Lecter. In addition, I could see in Clarise's eyes a mix between nostalgia and sadness at the same time that even though we don't see the scene where she tries to free the lamps I could imagine just looking at her and what it meant her to wish of making the lamps screaming disappeared will relieve her from her pain and agony.
Perhaps find redemption, that's why I thought that the doctor Hannibal helped at the last minute. Dr. Lecter's desires go beyond what most people could guess.
From my perspective what made Jame Gump the monster he is, maybe the psychological disorder he seems to have, thinking that he's a transsexual when he's not and wanting to make a suit by women's suit says perhaps how he would like to be and had born in another body and have another life. Moreover, a life where he's loved by those women that he kidnapped.